Falklands 40 - Torquay 11th June 2022

Torquay RBL Branch are paying their respects to Cpl. J. Smith RM on the 11th. June at Princess Gardens, Torquay at 11.00 a.m.

Cpl. Smith died in action in the Falklands on 11th. June 1982.   

The branch will parade with the Standard and “Last Post” will be sounded at 11a.m. followed by a two-minute silence.

It is suggested that all members wishing to attend should gather no later than 10.45 a.m. 

We have arranged for a bugler to attend. 
I am pleased to advise that the Deputy Load-Lieutenant, Mr. Brian Wills-Pope MBE DL will attend along with the Deputy Mayor Cllr. Cecilia Brown plus Cllr. Anne Brooks.  Also, the current OC of 200Sqn. ATC.   

Jeremy Smith was born in Torquay and educated here.  He was a member of 200 (Torquay) Squadron Air Training Corps before joining the Royal Marines.

His family later moved to Buckland Monachorum,  so that is where he is buried. 

We would be pleased to see any of your members in our area who may wish to support this event.